Thursday, October 23, 2014

Getting Zen at the Rock Garden of Ryoanji Temple in Kyoto, Japan

Rock Garden, Ryoanji Temple
STORY: Getting around Kyoto isn't so hard. Because transportation is efficient and a practical way to travel around, getting a Kyoto City Bus Pass should be on top of your mind. You get to explore the vast number of temples and complexes scattered around the city in a breeze. Think about this, a one way bus fare is 220 Yen, but getting this pass would cost you 500 Yen unlimited ride for 1 whole day. Again, it's a mortal sin not to get one. You can buy this pass in travel agencies, at your hostel or at the Kyoto Train station.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

A Day in Paradise called Shangri-la in Mactan Island, Cebu, Philippines


STORY: Every now and then, we want our trips to be hassle and worry-free. Every now and then, we want to splurge a little, and invest in trips that aren't necessarily cheap but somehow feels worth it.


Friday, October 17, 2014

Japan Railway Pass 101: Your Ultimate Travel Buddy in Japan


Before i left for Japan, i discovered that a convenient and economical way to roam around the Land of the Rising Sun is through the Shinkansen or bullet train, and it's best if you buy a Japan Railway Pass.


Thursday, October 16, 2014

The Agony of Having Bed Bugs in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Photo sourced from here courtesy of Martin

STORY: One of the cons of traveling cheaply around South East Asia is risking yourself staying at a dodgy place. To save cost, proper maintenance becomes questionable. Although recent studies show that whether you're staying in a cheap hostel or a fancy hotel, you can still be bitten by this.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

6 Shopping Tips to Remember in Kowloon, Hong Kong


The narrow streets, the rush of midday passers-by and the aroma of freshly cooked rice fill the air as you walk around Hong Kong. It's true, the transport system which includes the tram, the train and the bus are efficient but there's a more romantic feel to walking around, and discovering the real core of Hong Kong living by just taking time to walk around. I bought a Hong Kong train pass but i didn't maximize it to the full. I have all the reasons why. Instead, i was able to navigate along plush roads and intersecting districts in the heart of Kowloon in Hong Kong. I think that alone made a whole lot of difference. Through experience, i was able to learn a few things that i will be sharing with you on how to gracefully walk around and abound while shopping in Hong Kong, minus the swollen feet. 

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

The Trash Super Pussy Club of Patpong in Bangkok, Thailand

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STORY: If there's one must see place for travelers going to Bangkok in Thailand, it's Patpong - the land created for those with throbbing libido and weird sensibilities.

Don't be shy. Bangkok isn't embarrassed with the reality that one of the main reasons why people, most single men, go all the way from the other side of the world to Bangkok is to get laid. 


Monday, October 13, 2014

Madness and Chaos Getting to the Moriones Festival in Marinduque, Philippines


ALL-TIME FAVORITE POST FROM 2010 RE-BLOGGED: I left the comforts of my dear home and off to an island south of Manila. The night before i left, my father asked me where i was going. To sorta give him a more safe answer, i just said Quezon. But to be honest, it is maybe four hours by boat to this island province called Marinduque. A few hours later, he finally found out where i was heading. He told me that he was there before, with my my grandfather who used to perform with his orchestra in the town plaza. 

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Is Sihanoukville the Best Mainland Beach in Cambodia?


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STORY: Traveling around Cambodia would be incomplete if i don't check out the beaches, so I booked a Mekong Express bus heading for Sihanoukville. Tip is, if you're coming from anywhere in Cambodia, it's best to jump start your trip to Sihanoukville via Phnom Penh.

Saturday, October 11, 2014

The 'Con Indian Guru' in Pedder Street, Hong Kong Island

Photo of Pedder Street taken from the over pass 

Almost anywhere in the world, you're bound to meet a con artist. Life is tough, money is sometimes hard to find. He/She is set to get your money! Nowadays, there's brilliance in their master plan and execution. You will often credit them for their creativity. They think of  the wittiest and most brilliant ideas on how to get your travel money. If you're traveling to Hong Kong and you're around Pedder Street, keep yourself alert at all times.  If you see a  charismatic Hindu Guru going your way, stay away from him.

Friday, October 10, 2014

The Woman from Dagupan, Pangasinan


ULTIMATE BLOG CARNIVAL REWIND:
She’s a mother, a friend and a soul mate. She was born and raised in the northern Luzon province known for white sandy beaches and first-rate marine sanctuaries. She grew up in a province known to many for the famous hundred islands and the tasty milk fish. Apart from the sunny days and green paddies, this province’s hidden gems are the natives who call this magical place their home. My mother, born and raised in beautiful Dagupan, my Pangasinan.